Brian Tighe Custom Tighe Fighter Drop Point Acid Wash S90V San Mai Carbon Fiber Flipper 4549

Model: CU-4549
Manufacturer: Custom Knives
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The Tighe Fighter Flipper from Canadian custom knife maker Brian Tighe is his answer to the call for a modern, tactical folder. The contoured handle fills the hand and thanks to the full Carbon Fiber construction keeps the weight under 4 ounces while retaining a beefy +5 mm thick blade! The Tighe Fighter is a modern tactical design with a dramatic and sophisticated look that catches the eye with Brian's signature organic lines, attention to detail and high-end fit and finish. This piece comes with a milled and contoured carbon fiber handle and San Mai carbon fiber and S90V drop point blade.

Brand New, directly from Brian Tighe, Canada.

Blade: A compound ground Drop Point blade means excellent performance in piercing, slicing and utility cutting with plenty of durability. San Mai construction delivers a subdued two-tone with carbon fiber outer layers around an acid washed and tumbled CPM-S90V core for exceptional edge retention. The blade is outfitted with dual thumb studs and an integral flipper for deployment on the ceramic ball bearing STBS (Sealed Thrust Bearing) system. The blade is marked with Brian's signature logo on the front.

Handle: 3D milled and contoured carbon fiber is used for the entire handle along with a full length black G10 back spacer. Stepped texturing provides a contoured feel as well as traction in the hand which pairs with the milled finger grooves, pommel swell and index guard for a solid, secure grip. The button lock mechanism reduces the weight considerably while maintaining a balanced feel in the hand and providing solid, secure lockup and smooth operation. A large cut out at the pommel exposes the lanyard hole milled back spacer. Includes a custom zippered nylon storage pouch.

Carries via a right hand, tip-up titanium pocket clip with ceramic tension ball.

San Mai: San Mai is a Japanese technique that typically refers to a blade with a hardened steel core, with either iron or stainless forming a jacket on both sides. This blade has carbon fiber outer layers with a CPM-S90V core.

CPM-S90V: A high alloy stainless steel made using the Crucible Particle Metallurgy (PM) process, CPM S90V offers excellent edge retention (high wear resistance) with corrosion resistance similar to 440C. Toughness-edge retention balance is high, better than M390, with toughness being similar to S30V/VG10. An excellent choice where wear and corrosion resistance are key.


Overall Length 8.88"
Blade Length 3.75"
Sharpened Length 3.50"
Blade Thickness 0.21"
Blade Material Carbon Fiber, CPM-S90V, San Mai
Blade Type Stainless
Opening Mechanism Flipper
Lock Button Lock
Closed Length 5.13"
Handle Thickness 0.63"
Handle Material Carbon Fiber
Clip Titanium
Weight 3.70 oz.
Sheath Nylon Pouch
Country of Manufacture Canada